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Address: 21 Albemarle Street | Mayfair, London W1S 4BS, England
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Faraday museum

We popped in here for a quick visit as my husband was keen to see the Faraday exhibit. It was really interesting and it is great that all of his possessions from his laboratory... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for a quick visit as my husband was keen to see the Faraday exhibit. It was really interesting and it is great that all of his possessions from his laboratory had been preserved so well whilst it was used as a storage room. It is set out really authentically and you could just imagine Michael Faraday... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our first time here on Monday evening. Having recently enrolled my son as a young member we chose a talk by Sean Carroll of Cal Tech as the subject was one he was particularly interested in. Dr. Carroll's presentation was excellent. Engaging, funny and thought provoking. We enjoyed it immensely and even though we travelled from Staffordshire by train we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Seeing it from the outside I was expecting something more grand on the inside which is not the case. The 'museum' is a bit small but enough to have a sense of all the important research that took part in there over the years. And I have to say, it is not just Faraday. If you like science go and... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband gave a keynote speech in the Faraday Theatre for a conference. The Theatre was packed. I arrived after the conference had started just to hear him speak. So, I sat at the top level in the far back. I have to say that I was extremely impressed by the theatre. The renovated space is fantastic. Somehow, the hall... More 

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went to listen to the talk by Harari based on his new book Homo Deus, a History of Tomorrow. Very stimulating with Harari taking lots of questions. Did not visit museum but it is worthwhile attending one of the public talks. Very stimulating and, as said by a previous reviewer, people enjoy learning new things. There is a charge but... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for adults and children (young and old ) to see world class lectures. We have seen them on Black holes to life on planets and the technology (as it was last night) of Star Trek. Always informative and really good value. £14 a ticket for non members and less if you are. Young members are... More 

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Thank Kinrowan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I was expecting a breadth of scientific discoveries in this museum, from physics to chemistry to biology and so on. Instead, it was a floor dedicated to the discoveries of Michael Faraday (one of the museum's founders). I suppose I should have gone for one of the exhibitions or masterclasses instead of to the museum itself, which was very disappointing.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Quite a bit to see, well laid out and very interesting. The lecture theatre is stunning. Café a bit small but as we did not eat/drink there cannot comment on refreshments offered.

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Esher, Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

It is a less appreciated fact that humans like to learn new things, there is probably a pleasurable stimulus in the brain when gaining new knowledge, and the Royal Institute is a great place to learn from learned people, visiting professors, and people with information to impart. Tickets are available from the website for a variety of lectures, usually scientific... More 

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Madrid
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

The Royal Insitution of Great Britain is a free visit museum. The size is not very big but contains very interesting items and information about Faraday and his investigations and from other researchers of the institution. It is a typical off beaten track museum not for first visti in London but a good option for people who have seen most... More 

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